Augsburg’s Lange to compete in Olympic wrestling trials

SHERBURN — Katie Lange got lucky. Some people search their entire lives for their calling. She figured her dream out before most people step foot in any school.

Lange has come a long way and now is inching toward her goal of competing in the Olympic trials April 19-20 at Penn State University’s campus.

“I remember the moment I chose to wrestle, my dad was a state champion and got us into it at a young age,” Lange said. “I had just finished up at dance practice and my dad was driving us to pick up my brother from wrestling– in that moment as a 4-year-old, I pointed down at the mat and knew this is what I wanted to do.”

That car ride sparked what would become Lange’s identity. Growing up in a school system that was loaded with talented wrestlers both helped and hurt Lange in her quest for success. Continue reading at →

Former Martin County West Maverick chasing Olympic dream

SHERBURN, Minn. (KEYC) — After winning a Pan-American Wrestling Championship earlier this month, Sherburn native says Katie Lange isn’t done.

She plans to wrestle at Augsburg University this year and hopes to one day compete in the Olympics.

“I started when I was three or four. I went to one of my brother’s practices, and I just saw people on the mat fighting and thought that’s what I want to do, that’s my sport,” said Lange.

Fast-forward to 2021 and after years of success on the mat, the former Martin County West Maverick is one of the most dominant wrestlers in the United States and proved it in Mexico by winning the 65-kilogram Pan-Am title. Watch/continue reading at →